Peggy Ann Richardson of Delevan, NY passed away July 8, 2020 at the Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital in Springville at the age of 94.
She was born on February 11, 1926 in Buffalo, NY to Alyse (Thomas) and Bert Eggert. She graduated Cum Laude from Albany State University and received her Master's Degree from Geneseo State College.
Peggy taught English and French in the Cherry Creek school district before becoming a librarian at the Delevan-Machias K-12 school. When that school merged with Arcade Central, Mrs. Richardson became the first high-school librarian at the Pioneer Central School District. After her retirement from Pioneer, she became the director of the Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library until the age of 80. Peggy was a member of the Delevan United Methodist Church, the American Federation of Teachers and the University of Albany alumni association. She participated in the K.S. Society as well as "HER" Bridge Club for many years. Peggy enjoyed card games, reading, puzzles, the arts, and traveling.
Peggy is survived by her children: Philip (Beverly) Richardson of Houston, TX, Wendy (Kate O'Brien) Richardson of North Carolina and Renee (Gary) Hanley of Delevan; her beloved grandchildren: Kelly, Kevin, Kathy, Amos, Micah, Sonya, Ande, and Margaret and many other cherished great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years, Keith Richardson who she married on July 9, 1949 in Delevan; her step-daughter, Rebecca Bingham; her siblings: Marjorie Pingrey and Thomas Eggert.
There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Delevan-Yorkshire Public Free Library, 28 School St., Delevan, NY 14042. Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104 and Betrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 East Main Street, Springville, NY 14141 for memorial donations.